Friday, October 7, 2011

Mid Atlantic Book Publishers 1st Twitter Chat

Hiya! Mid Atlantic Book Publishers had it's first ever Twitter Chat this past Thurs, Oct. 6th.

The topic was 'PUBLISHING SUPPORT ASSOCIATIONS' like MBPA, IBPA and multiple others.

Some of the topics discussed were:

WHAT AM I? SELF-PUB? INDIE? AUTHOR JUST PUTTING STUFF OUT?

First of all it was deemed by MBPA President, Mary Schaffer, that if you

1. Edit, Format, Create a book.
2. Market and disseminate a book for sale.

Guess what? YOU ARE A PUBLISHER.

Definition of publisher:

pub·lish·er
   [puhb-li-sher] Show IPA
noun

1.
a person or company whose business is the publishing of books, periodicals, engravings, computer software, etc.
2.
the business head of a newspaper organization or publishing house, commonly the owner or the representative of the owner.

SO... if you do any of the above. YOU ARE A PUBLISHER!

WHY PARTNER WITH ORGANIZATIONS

If you publish books (even just your own) you are a publisher and need to approach your business of publishing as such. Network, learn the biz, learn to better market...hey and learn your markets and who knows, you just may start taking on authors. Like so many other small press or indie publishers have.

BENEFITS of MBPA and IBPA

Networking

Classes

Co-op Marketing opportunities that put you in front of 'Booksellers' like bookstores, libraries, Foreign Rights and so many other markets.

And much much more!
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Check out Mid Atlantic Book Publishers: http://www.midatlanticbookpublishers.com/

And other Affiliate IBPA associations near you. Or hey - start your own :-D

5 comments:

Kelly Hashway said...

Very true! Great post, LM.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Thanks for the invite before, even though I couldn't make it. Great post! :)

P.H.C. Marchesi said...

Thanks for posting. The chat was great and the information very useful.

Rebecca Ryals Russell said...

Thanks for this post. I've just started my own publishing company, Flyte Publishing, to print my own series in paperback. This information is priceless. Thanks.

cleemckenzie said...

Great information, LM. Love the chance to have control and it seems that's what others feel as well.